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good morning. winter wallop. nearly 50 million americans waking up to a sloppy commute. a massive storm sweeping across at least 17 states, from north carolina to new england. a tornado outbreak across the south. a 94-year-old woman trapped inside her home. >> hallelujah! >> first responders and volunteers form a human chain to pull the woman from the debris. ultimatum. donald trump now threatening to sue ted cruz if the senator doesn't stop running attack ads. >> ted is an unstable guy. i've never, ever met a person
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>> and trump doubles down on his attacks on the bush family as the former president hit it is trail for his brother. supreme battle. could the president name his nominee for the court as early as next week? there's a showdown between the successor for justice antonin scalia. triumphs, tributes and trip-ups. taylor swift comes away with a big award and possibly a message for kanye west. >> people will try to cut your success or take credit for your accomplishments and fame. >> while adele's performance hits a sour note due to audio issues. she laughs it all off, today, tuesday, february 16th, 2026.
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this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie and we have carson daly in for matt. i wish i sounded as good as adele did on her technical issues. >> there was something for everybody. >> we'll talk politics, too. our top story is the weather. a wintry mix of snow, ice and heavy rain battering the east coast. the same system, responsible for tornadoes, as well, in the south. nbc's hallie jackson has it covered for us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. we're waking up after the winter weather advisory in 17 states, stretching some 1 rksz ,200 miles from
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in a lot of spots, we expected the snow to turn to rain overnight. rush hour is still dangerously icy in locations. all of it, part of the storm system that spawned tornadoes in the south and the east. >> reporter: the national weather service confirming one of those tornadoes touching down near the rural town of century, florida, about 45 miles north of pensacola. at least ten homes were damaged. first responders and volunteers forming a human chain to pull a 94-year-old woman from the debris. >> hallelujah. >> reporter: strong storms blew through central louisiana, tearing up trees and power lines. high wind gusts causing the roof of this pizza hut collapse. >> it fell on my car. the car was shaking, my window busted. i seen it coming at me. it was scary. >> reporter: people across
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>> jackson, mississippi, tornado, i don't want to get too far ahead of it. >> reporter: the severe weather hitting a high school during classes. >> we were all getting down and, like, praying. hoping we were being all right. >> reporter: meanwhile in the northeast, a plane headed from the dominican republic to new york city had to be diverted to a snowy manchester, new hampshire, overnight, because runways at jfk were even worse. >> delta 944, a diversion? >> we did, left holding at kennedy and came right up here. >> reporter: here in the washington, d.c. area, snow gave way to freezing rain and sleet. virginia state police responding to more than 500 crashes, as untreated roads and sidewalks became treacherous. with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, it has all the makings for a dangerous commute this morning. >> and we've seen that already here with really icy roads and sidewalks. while the temperatures are expected to climb throughout the
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concern now is the ice, but the concern for tonight's rush hour will be a flood watch. >> lots of weather to talk about. thank you. >> mr. roker is here tracking it all. al? >> minutes ago, we got this video from i-81, north of scranton. icy roads causing a massive pile-up. you can see, in fact, a lot of the folks, including this videographer, ran up and got out of the way on the side of a hill. this trucker, stuck there, trying to make calls. they're clearing things out now, and i'm hearing i-81 north of scranton is open again. we've got a tornado watch down in southern florida right now. this is part of the trailing front that hallie was talking about. look how far it goes, all the way to the northeast, cleveland, buffalo, looking at snow. we have winter storm warnings, advisories and wind warnings. 50 million people at risk from north carolina to maine. look at the temperatures. buffalo, 28.
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new york city, 54. 56 in boston. heavy rain pushes up by late this afternoon. that's where we're going to have the problems with flooding. it gets out of here by wednesday. rainfall amounts, we're looking in some areas, upwards of an inch to two inches. it'll make for flooding. lake-effect snow from erie to watertown. another 8 to 12 inches of snow there. we've got a lot going on. we have winter storm warnings. we have flood watchings and warnings. it's going to finally calm down by tomorrow. >> al, thanks very much. let's turn to politics. of course, less than a week until south carolina's republican primary. donald trump ratcheting up the rhetoric against ted cruz, threatening to sue him. he's also set his sights on former president george w. bush who shared the stage with his brother jeb bush for the first time in the campaign. we begin with peter alexander, in south carolina this morning. good morning to you.
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this was, by far, the biggest crowd jeb bush has seen. 3,000 people to hear from his brother, the former president, bush 43. george w. bush calling for vision. in a direct contrast to donald trump, praising his brother as thoughtful, trustworthy and measured. will any of it matter? >> reporter: donald trump in the lead. >> we've got a win on saturday. we've got a win. >> reporter: and on the attack. , reignited his feud with ted cruz. >> ted is an unstable guy. i've never, ever met a person that lies more than ted cruz. >> reporter: threatening to sue the canadian-born senator over his eligibility. >> he doesn't have the right to serve as president or run as president. he was born in canada. i will bring the lawsuit if he doesn't apologize. >> reporter: cruz laughing it off, saying donald has lost it. >> we are not in grade school
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on fire and not respond to the subject. >> reporter: the front runner also went after the republican national committee, accusing them of stacking debate audiences with special interests. seeming once again to not rule out a third-party run, going against the gop pledge. >> i signed a pledge. but it's a double-edge pledge. as far as i'm concerned, they're in default of their pledge. >> thanks to brother for giving us something to do today, something important. >> reporter: the last republican to hold the oval office, george w. bush, joined brother jeb on the campaign trail for the first time. the former president repeatedly dismissed the party's front runner without calling out donald trump by name. >> in my experience, the strongest person usually isn't the loudest one in the room. >> reporter: 43 arguing real strength is not empty rhetoric or bluster. >> we don't need someone in the oval office who mirrors and inflames our anger and frustration.
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problems that cause our anger and frustration, and that's jeb bush. >> reporter: hours before trump attacked w. over the iraq war and 9/11. >> the world trade center came down during his reign. it was like, you know, he was the top. >> reporter: jeb had his big brother's back. >> he didn't know 9/11 would happen but he rolled up his sleeves, inspired us and kept us safe. >> our latest surveymonkey, nbc brks krrks bc online poll, shows 56% of republicans nationally believe donald trump will be their party's nominee. that number is up 14 points in the last week. savannah? >> peter alexander, thank you. let's bring in chuck todd, moderator of "meet the press." good morning. >> good morning. the >> the road to the nomination goes through south carolina. it has a reputation for being a slugfest and it's not disappointing. what do you make of this latest back and forth between donald
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cruz. even danger ling the notion of a rnc. >> he is a little bit. i think what he's trying to do is keep cruz from getting any momentum. look, in south carolina, it appears to be a two-person race. the winner between trump or cruz, assuming they are battling for first, then the winner will have won 2 of the first 3 and will be the front runner and favorite going forward. that's why you see, basically, trump pulling out all the stops and cruz pulling out all the stops. the threat of the lawsuit, he does have some standing, trump. if he files against -- files with an election law clerk and says, hey, you shouldn't put cruz's name on the ballot, it's hurting me, that is a way for him to have standing with a lawsuit. by the way, the other part of the south carolina, there's two primaries. the second primary is the battle for third place between rubio and bush right now. >> let's talk about this, chuck. we haven't seen a lot of data or polling from south carolina
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trump has the double digit lead. cruz in second. all eyes, maybe, on third. is that still where it stands now? >> i think it's where it stands. look, nobody is quite sure how much damage did trump do to himself with the attacks on george w. bush. he is pretty popular in south carolina. there's chatter that he hurt himself. if he did by a few points, he still had a lead. i think that, you know, all of us are not making a living this year trying to predict the demise of donald trump. >> chuck todd, thanks. stick around for your take on the democrats in a moment. speaking of, hillary clinton will deliver a major speech on race in new york city today. bernie sanders heads to south carolina and georgia. for now, all eyes are on the next caucus in nevada, and that's where we find chris kristin en welker welker. >> good morning. our latest nbc news surveymonkey online poll shows clinton maintaining her national lead over sanders, 50% to 40%. the race is tighter in states
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she will be courting african-american voters today with the speech of race. it comes after a busy day of campaigning here in the reno area. >> i love being here. >> reporter: in nevada, hillary clinton is trying to avoid another upset. >> i want to break down all the barriers that stand in the way of americans succeeding. >> reporter: it was this moment that got everyone's attention. >> and the dog, if it's not true, he's going to bark. >> reporter: when she recalled a decades-old political ad that featured a dog that barked when someone lied, arguing the same rules should apply to republicans. >> oh, the great recession was caused by too much regulation. bastion bark, bark, you know? >> reporter: this as chelsea stumped in ohio and bill clinton in florida. >> the republican party rewarded the tea party. just tell people what they want
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it's going on now in our party. >> reporter: sanders brushed aside clintons' criticisms. on monday, he ramped up his outreach to african-americans, a group he struggled to work over. >> it's working people standing up and fighting. what is the civil rights movement about? >> reporter: after meeting with the families impacted by the flint water crisis, sanders demanded change. >> if we can rebuild villages in iraq and afghanistan, we can damn well rebuild flint, michigan. >> clinton's address on race will take place in harlem. senator sanders will be courting black voters today. he'll be introduced at a prayer breakfast today by danny glover, who will also join him at a rally later tonight. >> thanks. chuck is still with us. let's talk about the democrats. nevada's caucus on saturday.
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pollsters. when you look at the race and the body language, who looks confident and who looks nervous? >> the clinton campaign seems nervous and the sanders campaign seems confident at this point. this is clearly fairly close. they've both dumped a lot of money in here. this is actually though a must-win for sanders. here's why. there is this idea he can't win in states that are more diverse. nevada is base ically 60/40 white to non-white, at least the way the democratic kau kis is caucus is going to turn out. a narrow loss and the clinton campaign can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing south carolina comes and they're likely to roll there, too. a sanders victory puts more pressure on clinton. then the questions are, oh, maybe sanders can win minority votes. then the pressure on her to win south carolina is as great as it's been in any state so far. >> chuck, do you see a shift in the way hillary clinton is framing this race, with more of a contrast, going right after
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>> if you listen to bill clinton and chelsea clinton and hillary clinton, they're all trying to make this a referendum on sanders. they know if it's a referendum on hillary clinton, she won't do as well with democratic voters. put the focus on sanders. they think the more attention given to his ideas, his potential tax hikes, lack of foreign policy knowledge, suddenly, it'll give pause to democratic voters and help her. she's always been better when she gets to frame an alternative. that's what they're trying to do now. >> chuck, to put meat on the bones of your first answer, when you say the clinton campaign is acting nervous, what do you mean by that? by the fact they're spending so much time in nevada? >> they realize that it's a -- that losing again, and suddenly you could make an argument that essentially, sanders won the first three contests. the iowa victory, every day that goes by, there's questions about how big was that victory and did
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out because of the way the counting process is? that's what i mean by that. they're very nervous. the idea of losing back to back. to lose the first state they faced off against each other that isn't an overly white state, that's what makes them so nervous. that's why, if they can win now, they put away a lot of questions with her. >> thanks so much. now to the nation's capital where the debate rages on over who should replace justice antonin scalia. andrea mitchell has more on that looming battle. good morning. >> good morning. the battle to replace antonin scalia is reshaping that 2016 campaign. with the republican presidential candidates taking a hard line against confirming anyone that president obama nominates. no matter how moderate. >> reporter: it is the one issue on which all the republican candidates agree. no one nominated by barack obama should be considered for the salespeople court. >> the balance of the
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>> the republicans shouldn't allow it to happen. >> we're one justice away from a radical five-justice, left-wing majority. >> reporter: for ted cruz, it's personal. he clerked for the high court, argued before it and knew scalia well. within hours of the justice's death, the battle lines were drawn. republican senate leaders saying they won't confirm any obama nominee to the high court. democrats firing back. >> it's unprecedented. it's pure politics. the supreme court, of all places, should not be tied up in politics. >> reporter: the president in california hosting an asian summit, saying he is not backing down. >> those responsibilities described in the constitution are ironclad. there are no caveats. the constitution doesn't include exceptions for election years or the president's last term in office. >> reporter: hillary clinton weighing in, unleashing a flurry of tweets overnight, aimed at gop senators. hillary tweeting, fill this vacancy. potus will do his job. do yours.
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also a campaign issue for the democrats. >> last time i looked, the constitution didn't have a parenthesis. that's not the wie ay our system works. >> the president has a working list, including several candidates who have been supported unanimously for lower courts by republicans. if the republicans won't even consider moderate choices, the president could fire up his own democratic base, nominating a minority. >> a lot of political strategy going into this decision. andrea, thank you very much. in other news, pope francis returned to mexico city last night after a day-long trip. thousands of people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the pontiff in his white fiat. a touching moment early in the day.
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event to come down and bless a child in the wheelchair. during prepared remarks, francis offered advice for creating happy families. saying, quote, do not end the day without making peace. >> it's a version of, never go to bed angry, right? >> great advice, actually. let's get the rest of the forecast. >> kids, i'm sorry about last night. anyway, we're looking at a snowy mess throughout the great lakes. icy conditions here in the northeast. especially north and west of new york city and pockets of the appalachians. also looking at a beautiful day in the southwest, into southern california. we'll look at that more in the next half hour. so my kids don't have to forage, got two jobs to pay a mortgage, and i've also got a brain. life's short, talk is cheap. i'll be working while you sleep. still don't think i've got a brain? you think a resume's enough? who'll step up when things get tough? don't you want that
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a degree is a degree. you're gonna want someone like me. but only if you have a brain. >> chris: good morning, everyone. winter weather advisory north and west of 95, north of 2 mass pike until 9:00 a.m. temperatures south of the pike have warmed well into the 40s if not into the 50s. even a few breaks of sun. this slug of rain has towork on through. most of that rain will work through 4:00 and 8:00. winds gusting close to 50mph across eastern mass this afternoon into this evening, quiet weather wednesday, thursday y an that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you. still to come, could there be a link between the popular heart burn drug and dementia? we'll talk to dr. azar about what you need to know. we have your all-access pass
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everybody. you're taking a live look over boston. let's send it over the chris lambert. >> chris: already warming up. some rays of sunshine down through southeastern mass. icy conditions north and west of boston with temperatures into the 20s that. will transition into 40s by mid to late morning. highest chance for some downpours between 4:00 and 8:00 this afternoon enter this evening. otherwise a mild afternoon with temps in the 50s. >> sarah: with temperatures rising today, homes and businesses in the area are on alert for the possibility of pipes bursting. the crowne plaza hotel in newton had to be evacuated last night after a water main break flooded the hotel's basement. the funeral will be held today for the elementary school art teacher who was killed in the accident involving manhole cover. 35-year-old caitlin clavette was on her way to work in milton friday when the cover came loose on i-ed 93 and crashed into her car.
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we're back at 7:30 on this tuesday morning, february 16th, 2016, as we say hello to our crowd. >> hello. >> it's us. >> rockefeller plaza. good to have you along. >> we're inside studio 1a. here are the stories making headlines. nearly 50 million americans dealing with a messy commute, as a massive storm stretching from georgia to maine has 17 states under winter weather alerts. the systems spawning a tornado outbreak across the south with one touching down near pensacola, florida. less than a week to the next republican primary. trump is threatening cruz with a lawsuit, challenging his
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the republican front runner also taking aim at former president george w. bush as he campaigned for his brother, jeb. a touching moment during the pope's visit to mexico, when the pontiff interrupts a meeting to bless a child in a wheelchair. members of the crowd lifted the child along with the wheelchair in the air to the stage. pope francis blessed the child, prompting the crowd to erupt into applause. also this moment, from the fashion to the performances to those who took home grammy gold, music's biggest night didn't disappoint. dylan dreyer was there for it all and joins us now. you survived. tell us about it. >> i did survive and it was awesome. i got to be on the red carpet before the show last night and talk to some of the big names in music. i got to wave at some of the biggest stars, as they walked right by me. inside, there were unforgettable performances, touching tributes and plenty of grammy moments that made for an electrifying night.
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>> reporter: taylor swift opens the show to a packed house. grabbed three grammys and, some say, struck back at kanye west, as she took the trophy for album of the year for a second time. >> there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success. or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. >> reporter: other big winners of the night, a stunned ed sheeran, winning song of the year. >> whoa. wow, wow. >> kendrick lamar. >> reporter: and kendrick lamar taking home five awards, including best rap album, and getting a standing o for the performance tributed to the black lives matter movement. an appearance by adele was marred by audio glitches.
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saying the piano mics fell on to the piano strings. that's what the guitar was, making it sound out of tune. the grammys are known for dazzling due yets and s duets and this year was no exception. and a performance from "hamilton," live from new york, made it a bicostal affair. you can see a man >> reporter: the show later won a grammy for best theater album. lionel richie was honored through musical tributes. and stars the music business lost this year. including glenn fry. maurice white. b.b. king. david bowie. ground control to major tom >> the last person i saw walk in last night was lady gaga,
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her performance was one of the moving fair e ing ing farewells to the industry's biggest inspirations, celebrated by the current musicians. >> what a night of music it was. >> lady gaga, nine songs in 6:30 minutes. it was incredible. >> she had the whole ziggy stardust look down, for sure. >> tamron is watching the action online. >> you on social media saw also the outrage over the technical performance. she did her best though to console the twitter verse. i love this. this is why we love her. because of it though, i'm treating myself to an in and out. so maybe it was worth it. in and out burger. lady gaga's unbelievable tribute to david bowie had people singing her praises. ellen tweeted out this. lady gaga, that was so great. you're always going to another level.
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her tribute for bowie to another level. she actually has a picture of david bowie tattooed on her ribs, saying this image changed her life. it was the opening image to her performance. also, the cast of "hamilton" caught attention online. also provided a history lesson. guess what the google search was? don't look in the prompter. >> i saw it. >> google search it. people asked, who is alexander hamilton? isn't it interesting? the most tweeted about artist of the night, justin bieber, kendrick lamar and taylor swift. interesting. >> i love it. in fourth, alexander hamilton. >> he was great. wasn't he? >> oh, my gosh. that ticket got hottest, if that's possible. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> temperatures are warming up nicely. a look at what we've got already. ahead of the cold front, temperatures here in the
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between 5 to 15 degrees, almost 20 degrees above normal. 55 in new york city. salisbury, 59. cape hatterus, 63. a ridge of high pressure is dominating. we may see records in san francisco, fresno, reno, las vegas, phoenix. the rest of the country, icy mix in the northeast. cold and snowy around the great lakes. out west, fantastic with showers in the pacific northwes >> chris: good morning, everyone. winter weather advisory north and west of 95, north of 2 mass pike until 9:00 a.m. temperatures south of the pike have warmed well into the 40s if not into the 50s. even a few breaks of sun. this slug of rain has towork on through. most of that rain will work through 4:00 and 8:00. winds gusting close to 50mph across eastern mass this afternoon into this
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in or step off. it'll get a lot of people talking. today, national investigative correspondent jeff ross is here with trophy gate. >> i like that. good one, savannah. you were talking aut participation trophies for kids. did you win a lot of trophies when kids? >> no. >> no. >> we're all losers at sports, i guess. now, they're handing out trophies for everything, even just showing up. james harrison of the steelers made headlines when his kids got these participation trophies. he post thd ed this photo, saying he was returning the trophies because his kids didn't earn them. wait until you see the reactions we caught on hidden camera. >> reporter: these kids just won giant trophies. >> look how big they are. >> reporter: it's not for what you think. >> i got this one for perfect attendance. >> this is participation. >> reporter: it's a controversy that has everyone weighing? >> i'm going to say i don't like
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>> reporter: do you think the kids deserve the trophies, even though they lost? >> hide it under your clothes a bit. >> reporter: we hired actors and set up shop in new york. >> what's going on, fellas? >> look at these. >> awesome. >> reporter: right away, these men get in on the excitement. >> all right! >> reporter: but the party doesn't last long. >> wait, wait, wait. you guys got these trophies for participation and perfect attendance? >> yeah. >> you didn't win? >> we tried really -- trophies? >> the men are torn. when the kids go to the bathroom, they speak up, siding with our dad. >> that's what they do today. it's the democratic way. everybody wins. you can't even play the game and just go there, and you'll get a trophy. are. >> reporter: time to let the guys in on it. >> what was it like when you
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did kids get trophies for participation? >> not at all. >> what does it do to kids today? >> you need to earn what you get. you get a trophy for doing nothing. >> reporter: we're rolling again. these women can't stay silent, going after our dad. >> you sounded angry, almost like you were mad at them. >> they didn't win the game. >> it's not their fault they got it. >> i can't believe your coach. you don't deserve this. >> reporter: the woman at this table is angrier by the second. when the boys step away to the bathroom, she unloads on the dad. >> you're re destroying their self esteem. >> this is for participation. >> they participated. >> they didn't win. >> winning isn't everything. >> what am i teaching my son by doing that? >> reporter: i have to meet her. >> jeff rossen from nbc's "today" show. how are you?
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, my gosh. >> can i sit down? so they're all actors. you gave the dad a piece of your mind. >> there's nothing worse than destroying a child's self-esteem. >> does he have a point, that kids shouldn't get trophies for participation? >> not his decision? >> take it up with the coach. >> reporter: the most heart-warming moment was yet to come, courtesy of this man. >> these trophies are going back. you are not keeping them. i'm calling your mom right now. stay here. >> reporter: that's when he makes his move. for the first time today, turns to the boys themselves. >> you should've told him you won. >> i got this for participation. >> that's good. good for you. god bless you. that's right. everybody deserves to be rewarded. >> you think we should get them, even though we lost? >> nobody loses. you just didn't win. >> jeff rossen from nbc news. why did you get involved?
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you can't win every time, right? >> is it okay to give out trophies for that kind of thing? >> yes. trophies that big, questionable. >> what about me, i don't get a trophy? >> you actually do have one. it says, you're a star. >> gold, too! >> the star, ladies and gentlemen. >> thank you, coach. >> you get a trophy. you get a trophy. should kids get trophies just for showing up? go to facebook.com/rossen reports and tell me what you think. we're doing a live facebook chat. i know where you stand. >> i don't love the participation trophies. i would not be for getting one. >> this is ridiculous. >> they're big. >> building up kids' self esteem is important. >> it's all about the attitude. >> they're not all natural born athletes. if they participate, are part of a team and show up for practices, they deserve a little -- >> we want them to be active.
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they get a little star. but the more organized the sports get, the more winners. >> more of this and less of this. >> a little medal is fine. but this for everyone seems a bit much. >> i'm keeping this in the box, but i have yours. >> if you get the troh phy trophies, you might think you're a good athlete. we're not all athletes. >> too bad matt isn't here. he has a strong opinion, no trophies for kids. >> tomorrow morning, this is a fun finale. so many of us struggling to keep our new year's resolutions to lose weight. what if a complete stranger asked you to help her cheat on her diet? what if she wanted you to keep lookout so her boyfriend didn't
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would you help her? >> that's not a hard question. >> the judgey boyfriend? >> i'm out. he's gone. >> tomorrow morning. >> thank you, jeff. >> you get a trophy for that. thank you for participating. still to come, the red carpet fashions that turned heads at the grammys. who missed the mark and who came out on top. >> they all get a trophy. >> we'll have it all. first, these messages. all year long you worked hard to take care of business and take care of the people who matter most. so when your tax refund arrives, make it go a little further at walmart. from electronics, to home decor, even tires, get low prices on everything you need to get more fun out of your tax refund. walmart. eat up, buddy. you'll get it
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>> this is 7 news now. >> kris: good tuesday morning. it's a tough morning commute out there. slow going on the roadways. rail, as well. if you're headed out and you want to check twitter on the mbta's web site so you're up to date on all the back-ups and delays before you head out. for more on the weather, chris forecast. >> chris: a lot of cold air, coastline. temperatures still below freezing north of the mass pike. icy conditions along the coast. rays of sun and temperatures mid-40s to near 50. a lot of rain has to work through later this afternoon, any time after 3:00 or 4:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. i do expect
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gusting at times later today close to 50mph. temperatures in the 50s. >> kris: chris, thanks so much for that update. breaking news in boston. three people have been rescued from a boat in boston harbor. boston ems tells us the men refused medical treatment and they are all expected to be okay. they have a crew on the scene. we'll bring you updates as they get in. passengers tuck in manchester
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we gonna let it burn it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, drugs and dementia. a study reveals a link between popular over the counter heart burn medications and dementia. what doctors are telling the americans who rely on the drug. plus, what's in the water? >> is this going to make me live longer? >> a lot longer. >> we venture to iceland, where the life expectancy is one of the highest on the planet, to unlock the secrets to longevity. fashion high note from the red carpet. we have a round-up of the
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music's biggest night. today, tuesday, february 16th, 2016. >> good morning! >> shoutout to our mom darlene watching back in the hotel. don't feel keep me down >> i'm a georgia peach turning 65 in the big apple. >> good morning, boston. >> celebrating my 60th birthday on the "today" show. >> hi, guys. good morning. hey, everybody. good morning. it's 8:00 on "today." tuesday, february 16th. we have kind of a wet one. wet and warm though out here on our plaza. we've got a beautiful crowd. everybody in a good mood. good morning. carson is here for matt, who is off this week.
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mention again, yes, i sprained my ankle. it's not the latest in shoe fashion. >> it could be. >> we are going to do something with it, right? decorate it? >> we should bejewel it or something. >> want to make sure wrangler doesn't mark territory here. >> looks like a tree trunk. coming up, model behavior in the kitchen. we have a favorite recipe and she talks about posing for the edition. >> now to the headlines. a winter storm is having an impact from florida to maine. ten tornadoes ripped through the southeast. one touched down in century, florida, where people formed a human chain to pull the 94-year-old woman from the rubble of a home. thousands of homes were left without power. much of the east coast today is face ing e ing heavy rains, freezing
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hundreds of flights already cancelled. al's forecast will be coming up shortly. republican candidates today are focusing on south carolina, where the gop primary takes place this saturday. on monday, jeb bush was joined by his brother for the first time on the campaign trail. former president george w. bush dismissed the party's front runner without mentioning donald trump by name. >> seems to be a lot of name-calling going on, but i want to remind you what our good dad taught me one time. labels are more for soup cans. >> a new poll shows trump other republicans. he leads cruz by 20 points and rubio by 24. on the democratic side, nbc news/surveymonkey poll finds clinton with a 10 point lead nationally over sanders. today, clinton will be courting african-american voters in new york city, delivering a breaking down barriers speech in harlem. while former president bill
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sanders also campaigns in south carolina one day after he met with families impacted by the water crisis in flint, michigan. today, u.s. officials head to havana to sign an agreement restoring scheduled airline service between the u.s. and cuba for the first time in 50 years. airlines will have about two weeks to apply for various routes. department of transportation this summer to decide which airlines fly from which cities to havana directly. the agreement allows 20 round trip flights a day from the u.s. to cuba. '80s pop star vanity died after a long battle with kidney failure. vanity was a protege of prince and sang in vanity fix. in the 1990s, she turned her back to the industry and dedicated herself to the christian faith and became an evangelist. she died in california. vant
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with power comes privilege. the argentine president hosted the rolling stones at his weekend home in buenos aires. he released images of the group pose ing with him, his wife and their daughter. the rockers were in town to perform three concerts in the area. that is lucky. let's send it back to savannah. >> thank you. now to a new study that could be troubling news for the millions of americans who take heart burn medication. research is suggesting the drugs might increase the risk of developing dementia. >> zero heart burn. >> reporter: now in the spotlight, a popular class of heart burn medications, nexium. the drug called proton pump inhibitors or ppis are used by 15 million americans to treat gastrointestinal issues.
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overusing the drugs may increase dementia among the elderly. people 75 years and older regularly taking the medications had a 44% increased chance of dementia. >> there are patients who are kept on this indefinitely. what we may see is a trend more for use in the short term when afterwards. >> reporter: in a statement to nbc news, two of the drug makers stood behind their products. saying, patient safety is an important priority and we believe all of our medications are used effectively when taken as the label suggests. dr. azar is an nbc medical news contributor. good morning. >> good morning. >> this is disturbing because a lot of people take the over the counter medicines. i don't get the link. why would heart burn medication potentially affect the mind and
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>> right. so this is all, at this point, hypothetical, savannah. the idea here is something we would call biological flauzability flauz plausibility. how do you go from this medicine that affects your stomach to affecting your brain. theoretically, they could affect the brain chemistry. from animal models, we know they could affect the abnormal protein levels found in alzheimer's disease. the other thing i think is probably most important, in human data, we know that the medicines can cause b12 deficiency. b12 is definitely linked to dementia. >> to underscore, it's not necessarily causation. they saw a correlation between dementia and overusing these drugs, right? >> absolutely, absolutely. it's very important to reiterate that.
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causation. the study authors themselves would suggest that not only would they need to improve the methodology of the next study that would show something like this, to do something called a randomized trial, but this was a study that looked at linking diagnoses with use. >> it raises a good conversation, which is, you should ask yourself, do you need medications. >> right. i think one thing that we always like to reiterate, especially as physicians are taking care of patients, is when you're going through a medication list and keep on refilling medications automatically without really understanding, is there an indication for continuing this medication long term. for some people, it might actually be the case. are there alternative medicines? are there other things, such as lifestyle changes? i understand there are people with significant heart burn, where lifestyle changes don't make a difference. such as losing weight and not smoking and elevating the bed. it's something to keep in mind.
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bob harper, famed trainer, says it is not even close. we know him from "the biggest loser." he knows what he's talking about. here's the definitive, straight answer. he said, diet is more important than exercise if you want to lose weight. he said, look, it's 80% your nutrition and 20% fitness. >> yeah. >> don't you feel like when you are really good on your workout regimen regiments, it allows you to open your menu selection? >> when i exercise more, i eat more, 100%. >> trying to make up for it. you worked out so i deserve this. then your deserve starts stacking up. >> it's a balance. i think it is. >> if you're just -- if losing weight is all you care about, diet is more important, say the experts. >> great news for people waking up today. it's easier to focus on what you order rather than doubling down at the gym. >> it comes down to calorie in and calorie out.
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going to lose the calories. but the idea is, if you want to lose weight, not to replenish with the calories. >> 80/20 is a big split. >> according to bob, which we love bob. >> guy is in great shape. >> we've all heard of manspreading. guys take up too much space with sitting with their legs apart. in new york city, there is a spread. now, winter spreading. it happens when we take off all the layers of clothes, the coats, hats, gloves, sweaters, and spread them out around us, maybe to the nearby tables and chairs. the website gothamist says it's driving them nuts, taking up too much room. >> the smaller restaurants, maybe there's a coat rack through everybody has a coat. >> it's frustrating trying to find your coat when it's
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>> they need better coat racks. >> if everybody puts their coat on one section, the coats all have a seat. >> you're at your apartment, get into a car, uber, ride, get to a bar, restaurant, maybe we overdress. unless you're bar hopping and walking around in the winter, do you need so many layers? >> what if you get stuck? what if you can't get a cab? we're not as manly as you, carson. we're cold. >> here's technology that takes a hands-on approach to cleaning up at work. this video is from nissan. somebody claps, and all the office chairs snap back into place and go back to their desks. cool, right? >> neat. >> are we really that lazy now? >> yeah. it's a prototype right now. it's testing out new technology. nissan is developing hands-free parking. i love the clapper. >> you can't push your chair back? >> no. >> the lights here are on the clapper.
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>> show us. >> oh, my gosh. >> isn't that amazing? >> wow. >> i'll turn them back on. >> no, let's leave them off. >> clap on. cool, right? >> warming up a little. >> it's a little slow. >> pop start, carson is talking about all things grammys, from moems. >> it was a busy night. the stars didn't disappoint on the red carpet. lady gaga, paying tribute to david bowie, in this mark c jacobs dress. it was a throwback. >> perfect. >> amazing. >> how about chrissy teigen and john legend, in black and white? >> gorgeous. >> showing off the baby bump. >> one woman who had jaws dropping, tiara. >> it made everybody stop and pay attention. >> yikes. >> beyonce didn't walk the red
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to present the final award. >> do we know that's what it was, a wedding dress? >> the "formation" video, there's a dress by zimmermann . >> we'll debate it in the 9:00 hour. instagram's official ranking of the most liked grammy photos. in third, 874,000, ariana grande. justin bieber upstaged by his 6-year-old brother, jackson. on instagram, justin shared this photo from backstage. he got 1.4 million likes for second. the top spot, taylor swift posted this of her and her bestie, selena gomez. taylor wrote, no big deal, just rolled up with the hottest date. 1.8 million likes. you can check out instagram's full list at today.com. oh, one more. favorite grammy moments. let's go around the table.
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it's the greatest, such a cool broadway show and i loved it. it's impossible to get a ticket. people got a taste of it. >> they had a live thing. >> that's they're actual stage. >> al, you loved it, as well? >> it was a great moment. i've seen the play twice and i love it. >> hard ticket to get in new york. >> it's worth it. >> now even harder after that. >> exactly. >> tamron? >> kendrick lamar. with the "hamilton" cast, made it an exceptional night for hip hop. it can go from social commentary to broadway. >> nominated for 11 and took home 5. one of my favorites, as well. natalie? >> gaga's david bowie. it was a technological marvel, the way they made her look like the ziggy stardust moment. it was phenomenal. she danced her way and sang her way through nine songs in 6:30. it was impressive.
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>> what a great musician she is. >> it was like a robotic piano, too. >> contrast, lately. she's gich ven up a lot of the costumes. she brought it back in honor. her hair. the moment may be coming back. the lady mullet may make a return. >> tamron, will you do it? >> kak carson? >> i loved the stripped down version of the duo. to me, this was picture perfect and sounded great. it was a standout moment for me. kind of a purist music fan. >> ellie goulding, too, amazing. >> good music. >> not many awards. a lot of music. >> carson, thank you. let's get to weather. >> we'll show you what we have going on. storms moving through miami. this is a frontal system pushing
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northeast with snow from pittsburgh, cleveland, to buffalo. this will move quickly. we'll see a lot of rain out of it. there could be flooding issues later this afternoon on into this evening. and a lot of snow out west. i should say, western new york, western p.a. the heat is on in southern california. 88 i >> chris: good morning, everyone. winter weather advisory north and west of 95, north of 2 mass pike until 9:00 a.m. temperatures south of the pike have warmed well into the 40s if not into the 50s. even a few breaks of sun. this slug of rain has towork on through. most of that rain will work through 4:00 and 8:00. winds gusting close to 50mph across eastern mass this afternoon into this evening, quiet weather wednesday, thursday and friday. >> that is your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. now to our special series,
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>> we're looking at longevity in island, i iceland. keir simmons traveled to the island to find out what has people living well long into their golden years. >> reporter: just below the arctic circle on the edge of the inhabitable world, iceland has an almost magical feel about it. with one of the most raw and stunning landscapes on the planet, covered with glaciers, volcanoes and geothermal energy. the 300,000 that inhabit this small island nation today are, no doubt, a hardy crew. despite the harsh conditions, the people here have one of the highest life expectancies in the world. at 83 years. what's their secret? is it the water? the fresh air? the food? some icelanders credit their longevity to bathing in geothermal pools. >> will this make me live longer?
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>> reporter: tough assignment, this is. >> how come people from iceland live longer than everybody else? >> because of the swimming pools. >> reporter: there they be truth to that. meet stephen, who turns 100 years old in august, yet swims here every morning in this outdoor pool he himself built in 1943. i recently spent a day with this young man. >> you do this every day? >> every day. even christmas. >> even christmas day? >> yeah. >> reporter: at 11:00 a.m., it's old people. where a group of town elders gather every day to stretch and keep their muscles moving. >> wow. >> reporter: lunch, today we're eating traditional icelandic fare.
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[ laughter ]. >> you like this? >> yes. >> reporter: first, some sheep privates. >> will this help me live longer, eating this part of the sheep? >> yeah. >> okay. maybe it's worth it. >> reporter: then some rotten shark. >> that's gis disgusting. oh, gosh, come on. >> reporter: but the real clue to icelandic longevity may exist in the country's dna. c this ceo is on the mission to collect dna from every person in iceland. >> why do some people live longer in iceland? >> i think it's the environment they live in. we live in unheated houses for 1,100 years and my guess is there was a selection for certain people.
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water, it's not the clean air? >> i'm not saying that we shouldn't lead a healthy lifestyle. we in iceland, we behave recklessly like any other nation. i think the reason we live a little bit longer is that we come from a relatively good genetic background. >> i'm going home to watch television, drink beer and eat ice cream. >> if that's what you want to do. >> reporter: while 99-year-old stephen puts a priority on maintaining his health, even he shares that belief. >> stephen? >> yeah? >> what's the secret? >> i don't know. >> you don't know? >> i don't know. i got it from my parents. >> can i have your parents? >> reporter: for "today," keir simmons, nbc news, iceland. >> wow. that's the way, more hot tubbing. >> living the good life, for sure.
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>> exactly. jason sudeikis is here fresh off his appearance at the nba all-star game. talk about the story of jesse
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>> this is 7news now. >> kris: 8:27 your time this tuesday. live will be at boston. the warm-up and the thaw begins and continues, but it's causing some problems on the roadways. let's get over the chris lambert with a peek at the forecast. >> chris: no issues with the ice in boston at 46 degrees. north an west out through bedford, merrimack valley, still below freezing with some slick spots, boston wind out of the south 20mph. this southerly wind will erode the cold air in the nashoba valley up into the merrimack valley over the next couple hours. this rain across the carolinas will work in. the bulk of the rain falling between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. gusty winds at times gusting to over 50mph this afternoon. kris? >> kris: chris, thanks so much.
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three men have been rescued from a sunken tugboat. we have a picture of the captain in the middle. none of the men injured suffered serious injuries. we'll have a live report on what happened at 9:00. cold conditions causing pipe problems all over the state. thedy's rising temperatures could make matters even worse. bidses and homes seeing flooding from broken pipes now thawing. the crowne plaza hotel had to be evacuated after a water main break flooded the hotel's basement. the neighborhood in revere is about to thaw out after sea water powered into the streets and into people's becames and froze in subdegree temperatures with the 5046 degree temperatures today. thawing should begin and
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right about now 8:30 now on this tuesday morning. it is february 16th, 2016. little windy, little wet, but also a little warm out here on our plaza. >> yeah. nice change from yesterday. hi, guys. >> hi, guys.
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we're crashing the set of "fuller set." we have a sneak peek at the reboot. and jason sue bake is deikis is here. we'll talk to him about his challenging role on and off the screen. plus, she was on the cover of "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition. now, robin is heating up the kitchen. she's going to show us how models really eat. >> really? okay. >> let's get a check of the weather. >> let's see what we've got. starting with today, we have an icy mix in northern new england, also in the mid mississippi and ohio river valley. snow around the great lakes. sunny and hot in the southwest and southern california. for tomorrow, more of the same, though we're looking for the wet weather to extend down into central and almost southern california. windy conditions. sunny skies along the eastern seaboard. cooler than usual weather down through the gulf coast. although nice and mild in the southeastern atlantic region.
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>> chris: good morning, everyone. winter weather advisory north and west of 95, north of 2 mass pike until 9:00 a.m. temperatures south of the pike have warmed well into the 40s if not into the 50s. even a few breaks of sun. this slug of rain has towork on through. most of that rain will work through 4:00 and 8:00. winds gusting close to 50mph across eastern mass this afternoon into this evening, quiet weather wednesday, thursday and friday. >> happen by y birthday to dad. let's go to tamron in the orange room. >> a special message for engaged couples. valentine's may be behind us, but we're looking ahead to your next romantic moment. the chance to win the wedding of your dreams, right here with the big fat today show wedding. if you enjoyed every minute of "my big fat greek wedding" and
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>> we had a moment where we were all sitting on the couch in the living room doing our screen test. it was me, candice and -- candace and andrea. we looked at the screen on the couch and went, oh, my, we're back on this couch, in this set, doing this again. >> everybody is talking about the couch being smaller. >> it's smaller. >> we got bigger. >> we understand. >> we never left each other. bob, jeff, the cast. this feels like, you know, we've been here. we never left. >> everybody looks amazing. >> they all look the same. even the couch looks good. >> the kids have grown up a bit. >> we'll show you more of his exclusive visit with the cast next week. do you ever clean your dishwasher or your toothbrush holder? apparently, there are all kinds of things in your house we should be cleaning that are extremely germy.
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we're back at 8:36. time to talk dirty, people. we all know to clean the sink, mop the floors and wipe the counters. even the most conscientious of cleaners may overlook household items, allowing germs to spread. today contributor elizabeth joins us to reveal the most common mistakes. it's about to get real. i learned a lot from reading about that. there's three things we should wipe down that we never do. >> doorknobs. you want to wipe down the refrigerator door handle. think about all the times you touch that. and you always want to wipe down light switches. another one, the toilet paper holder. it's near the toilet.
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>> everything is swimming around. let's start in the kitchen. i never thought about cleaning the dishwasher. i thought it was cleaned every time you run the dishwasher. >> anything that gets water running through it, you want to clean frequently. water is a bacteria dish. you're like, heat and water. just because you're washing the dishes doesn't mean your dishwasher is actually cleaning. what you want to do is you want to take white vinegar. it is like the wonder cleaner. i say it all the time on this show. put it in a cup, like a dishwasher safe cup. put it in the top, close it, run it through a full hot cycle. you're going to open it and take baking soda, spread it in the bottom. >> sprinkle it in the bottom? >> it'll deodorize it. run it through half a cycle. when it's dry, leave the door open and let it air dry. >> you use that much baking soda, or sprinkle a little bit. >> no, a little bit. similar tips for the coffeemaker.
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the calcium builds up. this cleans your machine. you can find all the tips on today.com. >> you'd put the vinegar in where you'd put the water. >> run it through a cycle. you want to run it two times after that, as well. >> lesson learned. let's hobble over here. how about the bathroom? >> number one thing you might be forgetting to clean is your toothbrush holder. clean it every single week. basically, you can take it out. i'll do it. you take it out, rinse it with water. also, change your toothbrushes. rinse it with hot water. then pour some -- well, it's easier to open. >> looks like mouthwash. >> pour that in and let it sit and rinse it out. that'll also deodorize and desanitize it. >> can i put that in the dishwasher? >> you can. if you're in your bathroom and want to do it, everything is there. >> the laundry room. >> now, your iron, you might notice, like i have a friend who
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turned it on and went to put the steam on and gross stuff came out. >> or it can get brown. >> this one is clean. the way to clean that, this is the thing you have to do when you need to do it. it's not a regular maintenance thing. take white vinegar and baking soda, again. you make a paste and rub it over the front of the machine. then you're going to wipe it clean with another cloth. then take cotton swabs with distilled water. you're going to clean all the vents. then you're going to take the distilled water, pour it into the thing, run it through a few times. >> squirt it out or whatever? >> do it for five minutes on the cloth. that'll clean it. >> as needed, you have to do that? >> as needed. you don't necessarily have to run out and buy a new one. you can clean the one you have.
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wash the sheets, due say what are reforget ing refor we forgetting? >> pillows. one thing you can get are pillow protecters. it's another layer. you should wash your pillows two to four times a year. this is not good for foam. you can't wash foam pillows but you can wash like a poly and a feather. if you grab the pillow, put them in the washing machine and wash them on the hottest cycle. use a liquid detergent -- >> i'm elegant walking over here. >> use liquid, not powder. powder leaves a residue. once washed in the hot cycle, put them in the dryer. >> okay. >> you put it into the dryer and throw in tennis balls. >> why? >> it'll aerate them. it bounces around and keeps the pillows fluffy. dry it about two hours.
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take them out periodically, fluff them up and put them back in. you have fresh, clean pillows. >> i love it. make sure the tennis balls are clean, right? >> yeah. >> we did a survey. how often do you wash your bed pillows? 60% said never. i feel better. >> now, i hope it's more. >> i hope so, too. i learned a lot in this. thank you very much. if you want the tips or more information, go to today.com/home. coming up next, we catch up with jason sudeikis.
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we're back at 8:44. with the new film "race," it tells the inspiring story of jesse owens and his astonishing four gold medal wins at the berlin olympics. >> the relationship between the olympian and his college coach, played by jason sudeikis. >> airplane gets people excited
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what they really want, what really gets them worked up, is to see you crash. to see you fold up that biplane like a piece of paper. watch the ground crew drag you out before it explodes into flames. that's exciting. >> jason sudeikis with us now. good to see you. >> nice to see you. >> one of the directors you worked with said you were a young jack lemmon. so great comedically and, dramatically, equally impressive. how hard is that transition? >> doesn't feel hard going in. there are people who would make the argument i wasn't funny in the comedy. i think it's a matter of the poster, right? no, it feels the same way coming out as, you know, it does doing anything. for whatever reason, even trying to kill bosses, trying to smuggle drugs across the border, trying to make that as believable as possible. no different here, believe it or
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>> were you thinking, i've done so much comedy, i'd like to try the dramatic role and flex those muscles? >> not consciously, no. it shows up when it can shows up. the script, when i read it, i said, this is cool. this reminds me of something i would have -- my dad and i would have went to see when i was a kid. like gene hackman and the hoosiers or something. cool coach role, hold a hat and a stopwatch and support stephan james. it's like, i knew him when. >> larry was his coach at ohio state. famed track star himself. >> yeah. >> what was his relationship like with jesse when they met? >> i mean, tense but mostly because of the, you know -- the outrageous, sort of extroverted racism at the time. it was 1936. in the states, and worst situation going on in berlin,
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yet, larry was this amazing guy who was ahead of his time, both in his innovations as a coach but also as a man who didn't -- race didn't concern him. >> accidental non-racist. >> jesse referred to him in an autobiography as an accidental non-racist. color blind would be the common term for it now. back then, he was like, no, i don't care. i don't care. as long as you work hard and do what i ask, then i don't care what color you are, what race, doesn't matter. let's go. >> jesse needed that. >> you were playing a little basketball over the weekend in toronto. you played the celebrity tournament. >> we lost to canada. >> but you were great. 11 points at halftime. >> i did all right for an old man who doesn't play much anymore. >> you played ball. >> i did. the older i get, the better i was, is the statement. >> is it fun to be on the court though? >> it was fun. to have refs and mess around. kevin hart did a nice job for us
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saturday was amazing. saturday was the best. the dunk contest, the three-point contest. >> you got to see that? >> i had front row seats that the 14-year-old me would be going nuts over. >> those were great when we were growing up, dominique and jordan. then they were bad for a while. then you saw that the dunk contest is amazing again. >> it was up there with the '88. even the three-point contest. down between steph curry and klay thompson. the '88 in chicago was the all-time greatest. two nights ago was one for the books. >> have to ask, how is the little one? 22 months now, right? >> yeah. >> what's he doing? >> a lot of boom bops. loves the drums. he loves hoops. took him to a game, saw the clippers in l.a. recently. you know, and beyonce. it's like elmo, nemo and beyonce, his three favorite things. >> her fans start younger every year. >> they do.
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that way. >> obviously, liobviously, "all the single ladies," one of his favorites. >> yeah. >> we were talking about olivia's series. >> unbelievable. >> the juggling, the parent and the work, how are you dealing with that? >> family helps. both the families we're born into and the ones we surround ourselves with. everybody is excited to see him. >> need that. >> it's great. >> are you wishing you were on "snl" just for the political it's so rich. so much good stuff. >> yeah, i mean, it's fun to watch, as a fan. you start out as a fan. growing up with it and now, i mean -- >> you could bring biden back. >> if biden brought his own biden back -- >> were you hoping he'd get in there and run? >> for no other reason than, as an american, to have more time with him in television and interviews.
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the summer and i was like, sir, you don't have to tell everybody else -- this is before he announced -- you can just tell me. my career is in the palm of your hands. >> hey, you know, that's right, i do. exactly as outgoing and genuine as you'd expect, i guess, from the vp. >> jason, thank you so much. good to catch up with you. >> nice to see you guys. >> "race" is a great film. opens nationwide this friday. up next, can fondue really be a model's go-to? we'll find out from robyn robyn lawley, heating up the kitchen. >> living well your immununsystst rks s rd to keep you on top of your game. you can support it by eating healthy, drinking fluids, and getting some rest. and you can combine these simple remedies with airborne. no otherereading immunini brand gives you more vitamin c. plus it has a specially crafted blend of 13 vitamins, minerals and herbs. so when you want to support
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to nourish you and your family. nature's path granola. t enjoy your path. this week's today food team healthy recipes to help you live longer. this morning, we're taking a page from some of the best looking people on the planet. with the help of one of this year's "sports illustrated" swimsuit stars. robyn lawley. good to have you. >> thank you for having me. >> malta is where you did the shoot? >> it was beautiful. people were so nice. super stoked. >> what was it like to be in the famed "sports illustrated" magazine again? >> i was in it last year and didn't live the experience because i had a baby. this year was awesome. to be at the show and talk to the fans. it's been awesome. it's been fun. >> you blog a lot about food.
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describe it to me. >> if i wasn't modeling, i'd be a chef. you make the decision at 16. i love food. i'm an advocate of, you know, find a table. i grow my own vegetables at home. one of your segments is about foods that make you live longer. i was like, locally produced food is always going to be better for you, higher nutrients and you get to recycle and give back to the soil if you do composting and things like that. >> we'll get into that. what are you making today? >> this is an awesome dish, great for a date or big group of people. we have little potatoes. cut them out. brussels sprouts. this is about seasonal. you can do anything you want. it doesn't have to be this particular vegetable mix. then we have the slices on top. it's like a fondue without the kit. it's handy. >> what does this stem from, you wanting fondue but not having a fondue thing?
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and i was like, i want to make something fancy and cute. i didn't have a fondue set. >> you can still have the experience. >> yeah. >> the guys are eating downstairs. how do you select your vegetables? >> seasonal, go for it. use whatever you can get. you kind of just -- you want them bite size or pickup sized pieces. this is good. you can throw that on there. little potatoes, throw on the whole thing. >> rush mushrooms, too? >> keep those aside. we're going to roast them a different time. >> potatoes, throw on because they take longer? >> yeah. root vegetables take longer. >> how about the onions? >> put them on. >> will you season these? >> i didn't have to do anything. it's great. >> i'll try. >> literally, space them out. you can throw brusz sels sprouts in there, too.
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don't want to give somebody a whole onion. >> little offive live oil and salt. >> if you're in apartment living like i am, i was, freeze them. you want to add some rose mary or, you know -- >> simple, clean and delicious. how do they taste, the veggies? >> very good. great idea for a party and hosting. >> how long do these go in for? >> 30 minutes. then we'll add the mushrooms. >> rosemary on top. >> dip them in water because it makes the flavor stronger. >> throw these in. pull these out. >> i'll give them a turn. you want to turn them and keep them roasting good. i'll add the mushrooms. sometimes they need less time, you know, to cook. you want to give them a quick turn. shuffle. put that? >> 15 minutes or so, turn them? >> mm-hmm. >> this is simple. fresh vegetables out of your garden.
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>> throw in salt, roast them. >> how about the cheese? >> like this. so it opens up. >> put it back? >> then this is the end result? >> this is it. voila. >> this could be an appetizer or full meal. >> robyn, looks delicious. >> i'm excited to have it. >> fantastic. >> good idea. >> potato with the cheese is everything. >> go to today.com/food for the full recipe. thank you so much.
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breaking news this morning. a tugboat runs into trouble in boston harbor. details on the rescue.
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pipes bursting as the temperature continue to climb flooding stores and homes and sending hotel guests out into the street. it was music night to shine in l.a. who won big at the grammy including some locals we'll introduce you to a northeastern husky who is making court. still some icy spots north and west of boston. but we continue to warm up well afternoon. the forecast, ahead. all that and much more --
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a tug boat sinks in boston harbor. hear from the men who wam to the rescue. pipe bursting all across the baystate sending water spilling out and making for a huge mess in some spots. plus g.o.p. candidates trying to pick up supporters ahead of the next primary. and one former president is hopping back on the campaign trail. it's 9:00 this tuesday morning. thanks for making us a part of your day. >> a messy mix falling overnight. looks like the snow and rain have thankfully moved out. not before leaving a big layer of ice behind. cars, sidewalks, trees, everything really encased in

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